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(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:47)
Gotta agree it was bit on the boring side , bit of tired formula : Driving to trails opening scene , some riding , good riding no doubt , some emotional music while people talk about riding/racing , but it was free and much better than watching daytime TV.
Thanks for the Free edit motivated to switch my PC off now and go ride my bike.
(Sep 9, 2012 at 20:21)
You have a point and also a BACKFLIPING ROADIE
(Sep 6, 2012 at 0:15)
Been waiting for this for so long.... so sick!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 9:44)
agreed it was just long enough and great to see how pinned you lot are down there
wills segment was my fav but they were all sick!!
(Sep 7, 2012 at 0:07)
Bloody punks destroying our berms, we recently rebuilt that one at windy right around 6:59 ;-)
Just kidding...love seeing quality riders shred our local trails!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:22)
Awesome to see local Boys on local trails, instead of BC all the time! Good work Sean, can't wait to see your next adventure... Keep up the good work!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 10:05)
What's wrong with bc trails
(Sep 6, 2012 at 11:35)
Nothing at all.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 11:46)
we see them too much and it makes us sad
(Sep 6, 2012 at 16:41)
I agree bc trails are nice but it was nice to see what is in Australia. By the looks of things they seem pretty dam fun.
(Sep 8, 2012 at 6:42)
anything is better then hong kong trails. so stop bitchin about your local trails.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 11:44)
ya it was boring. just my personal opinion, they're all way faster than i will ever be but between the intro, the dreary music, slowmo, and a lot of trails that my pop would destroy on his xc bike it just wasn't doin it for me. also i was hoping to see mitch ropelato along with troy and sam.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 12:39)
I think this is an Aussie thing.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:49)
"trails that my pop would destroy on his XC bike"
Classic. I'm gonna memorise that and use it.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 17:41)
Yeah it was a local Aussie film.
(Sep 8, 2012 at 11:57)
is it over? aaah nice nap!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 4:23)
four and a half minutes of bike/parts commercials in the begginning....nice
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:39)
awesome! been waiting along time for this!! troy brosnans edit was the best!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 18:19)
In-line with previous comments:
Too many previously (better) done (non-bike) themes; the intro travel scene, car ad, portraitures.
No riding for the first 4 minutes of a 20 minute film.
Inappropriate music; it worked for the intro, after that, just too slow.
One of the cameras had a bad white balance.
Too many cutties (nah, no such thing).
A few good interview quotes; injury vs speed, will to win, living the WC life, Troy & Sam's bromance, but generally dull. How about asking some deeper or more detailed questions? Mental impacts of serious injury and how you overcome? WC circuit tidbits? Have bikes improved and how has that impacted your riding style? What's your bike set-up and how does that relate to your style? Tyre pressure and changes? Best training tip? What aspect of your riding are you specifically working on and how? How does it feel to get beaten by your junior team mate? How do you deal with continually being smashed by Aaron Gwin and what can you do to match/beat him? Trial & tribulation of chasing sponsorship/factory ride?
I really liked the sections up to Sam & Troy. Typical Aussie conditions, guys were pinned, good mix of fast and slow-mo, not too much bush-view panning ($deity I hate that) and decent length frames (MTv has a lot to answer for).
Sam & Troy, way too much slow-mo of 2 of the fastest riders on the planet. Terrain didn't look gnar. More like they were out on an xc ride. Their individual sections were better but still..... Sam sucking up the steep hip/double was cool. It was interesting watching Troy steering round the rear end of the bike.
And then the final segment was good (Will R?). The extended power wheelie out of the (Canberra?) berm - braaaap.
(Sep 7, 2012 at 9:35)
yh i must agree with a few comments a lot of skill involved in this edit but it just seemed a bit boring that i could only watch about 3 mins of it no offence good riding much better than i could ever do but perhaps i am more into tricks and airtime sort of videos.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 9:00)
eh! riding was good. format was nothing new
(Sep 6, 2012 at 7:57)
OUR OPINIONS ARE HIDEN BECAUSE WE ALL SAID IT'S BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Sep 8, 2012 at 1:59)
This is an awesome video but I gotta say a word the the editor of the video...it was poorly done. The music needs to be lowered when the interview is being played back. It is very difficult to hear what the riders, especially the soft-spoken Sam Hill. For future work, try turning up the dialogue and turn down the background music/noise.
Otherwise this is very well done!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 16:09)
noticed how a lot of the new mtb films are adopting that Clay Porter Style... rider taking bike out of house, close up black and white face shot...etc...
(Sep 7, 2012 at 22:39)
I respect all the hard work that went into this by everyone, but it kind just ended up looking like a knock off of a Clay Porter film. Not that my advice matters, but I'd just encourage the guy to find his own formula and bring some originality to the MTB film world.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:50)
Defs cant corner as fast as these guys. Sic edit Sean!
(Sep 11, 2012 at 20:30)
Very cool to see some different terrain. Loved a few of the multi-speed time-overlapped cuts as well, but not a lot of original camera work. Overall well worth the money. Great movie, keep 'em coming!
(Sep 11, 2012 at 20:31)
oh, and definitely would have gone with some different music choices myself...but again, great film overall.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 16:08)
Hey Sean, any chance you'll put Seb's score on iTunes?
(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:56)
am i going crazy or have our comments been deleted ?
(Sep 6, 2012 at 4:55)
nope. they're just properly hiden. How democratic. Nice play PB.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 7:19)
Huh... Mines disappeared too? Nice... It's just an opinion
(Sep 6, 2012 at 9:16)
You are getting a 20minute film for free...quite complaining!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 9:51)
I'm giving my opinion for free, I could charge for my feeback if you like ?
(Sep 6, 2012 at 12:08)
Oh just discovered where my comment disappeared to... doh! Seconded by the way Matt, I'm sure the film makers and riders put a lot of effort into the film, I'm not disputing that, I just didn't find it interesting, gave up after 8 mins, but that just my opinion, some people may rave about it! :-)
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:03)
well i thought it was pretty boring, guess you guys thought the same
(Sep 6, 2012 at 8:29)
Awesome seein some local aussie trails being ripped up by all these pinners. Would love to know if the MES seen was at the Mundaring track in WA?
Love that track.....so many lines, fast and loose.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 20:39)
OMG...this was far from perfect. I want my money ba.....
I kid. That was a good vid. IFO got some insight to the WC riders that I did not know prior and that alone was worth the watch. Some solid ripping to accompany it as well. Thanks for the preview/premiere!!!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:03)
Sam still have his own mega style.. perfect hope get more podiuns next year
(Sep 6, 2012 at 10:31)
so if i get the same pair of glasses I'll be able to ride my bike just as good as the guy in the beginning of the video?
(Sep 6, 2012 at 6:51)
Guess who's back , back again , Troy is back , tell a friend!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:03)
lol did you not see the worlds race?
(Sep 6, 2012 at 20:32)
Sadly, THIS comeback lasted the whole of 5sec - gutted. He'll be back strong next season and with a LOT to prove. Looking forward to that.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:25)
It was a great film of the racers in australia. Great to see about a good racing scene down there. I thought the angles and way it was told was sick!! Good job man!
(Sep 5, 2012 at 16:41)
(Sep 6, 2012 at 0:40)
such a sweet video
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:30)
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:00)
It is amazing, such the different opinions are hidden below, props by negative. Let me remind me: I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Ok, that was not what happened here.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 17:08)
Why is it amazing? People down voted opinions they disagreed with it. Just because they down voted those opinions, it does not in anyway shape or form go against that phrase you think you're using in such a "witty" fashion. They have the right to say it, and everyone else has the right to click an up or down arrow.
Oh no!!!! People disagree with my opinion and showed that by downvoting me!! I'm going to complain about it and claim peoples rights are being violated!!! Please stop pretending like someones rights are being infringed upon here, that's not what is happening.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 20:34)
yes, you're right about it, but that it's not the problem. I don't care if somebody downvoting me, or somebody else. What I see as the problem: these comment are not visible after a while due to this downvoting. Why they should be hidden? There is nothing wrong with them, they are spoken with no badly meaning. They're not dishonorable. You've just missed the point here.
(Sep 7, 2012 at 12:42)
jeeez !! nodded off on the intro.... you gotta get us into it quicker than that buddy !
(Sep 6, 2012 at 6:49)
I love mountain biking! If someone could please put out a bike (something nice) with a Fleshlight integrated into the tubing (possibly in the rear where the seat tube and top tube meet) my life will be complete.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 21:47)
Thought the credits would never end, but the video was worth the wait!!! Awesome scene in oz! Glad to see Troy back and hungry for another win!
(Sep 7, 2012 at 12:21)
Great vid. I dig knowing more about the racers, makes following them on the circuit alot more personal. Big ups y'all.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:21)
Yew awesome as!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:05)
really good job, good filming, editing and riding!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:39)
Vids ok, certainly not upset I watched it. Btw, Nice HILUX!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 13:24)
I want a Pivot Phoenix baaad! Wouldnt mind the hilux either lol.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 14:15)
with an ad like that, you know its gonna be good.
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(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:00)
is that meant to be intresting ? the spy advert is better
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:05)
That spy advert cost several times more than the entire film.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 3:58)
cost has nothing to do with making a good video !
(Sep 6, 2012 at 4:16)
Are you trying to say Strength In Numbers was filmed with a mobile phone? Because by your logic it may as well have been.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 6:32)
Sure money can make things look more impressive but thats got nothing to do with how good the video is. Yes it helps but its not he most important thing.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 6:40)
From what i can see from your profile you don't race Downhill? I think if you raced, you felt the pressure of being in the start gate knowing whats to come in the next 3 minutes you would find what these racers are talking about and doing very interesting. But you do have quite the Vimeo profile, so Kudos to you.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 9:50)
good point I don't race downhill, I don't think downhill suits this kind of video i'm just being honest and trying open the film makers eyes a bit. I would love to see more of the characters of the people who are riding etc.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:05)
i race occasionally, i still found it really boring. Yeah it takes some money to film a video, but not thousands of dollars. all it takes is a DSLR camera and some imagination, this video is VERY samey
(Sep 6, 2012 at 0:43)
honestly found it boring ..........
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:25)
honestly found it boring too ..........
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:34)
Same, really not that great, nothing to make it stand out from the crowd!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:37)
I think the problem is people forget films are about telling stories, they way you do that is by focusing on the people and events around the riding and not just showing somebody go down a hill.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 1:54)
honestly found it pretty cool!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:02)
What are you guys on. I thought it was a great film showing a realy unique style of both filming and editing. You are luck enough to be watching this very well produced video for free and you say how boring it is... not even any constructive critisim just... 'boring'. Thats a great way to support people like Sean who put large amounts of time effort and money into their passion. End Rant.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:04)
You guy's could maybe just maybe be a little helpful, maybe if you find it boring then give some constructive feedback so the next edit in your opinion may not be as boring...
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:06)
All these types of videos follow the same formular, they have no back story what so ever and are in my opinion instantly forgettable. I don't doubt how much time and effort is put into them i'm just saying what I feel is wrong here !
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:15)
I think, you don't need some feedback. If somebody say boring, it is feedback. Nobody said it's bad or something else. Just boring. There is nothing special, I almost want to say, it's like a bad scenario, riders talking, riders shreding, riders talking again... It's the first movie after the long time, where I skipped the parts, because I found it not interesting. We're not haters and we really appreciate that hard work but this time....it doesn't work on me. And that is why found it boring.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 2:42)
I just found it boring in general, it just seemed like a whole load of average edits put together into a longer boring film. No doubt alot of skill, passion,money and effort went in to it , but it just had no story for me.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:02)
Sick film! You English fucknuts that think it's boring you have obviously no respect for Sean for making this video, us Aussies think its sick because most of us ride all of these tracks so it's rad to see how fast they ride them, plus their all sick riders. The downhill vibe in Australia is I sick and this video shows it. Now leave your bullshit comments somewhere else. Sick job Sean!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:13)
oh yeah, let me guess so ur 13? You have no respect at all for other opinions so you can leave your bullshit comment at the same place.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:23)
No Im not, show some respect to the film maker, I'm saying leave the neg comments.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:39)
Ok, so i can't say I don't like it, because I should show some respect to the film maker? So it will be better if I'm gonna lie? Why the hack I should do that? Should I say: Little Hercules in 3-D is a great movie, because of respect to the film maker? I'm pretty sure not. As I said, this film wasn't my cup of tea, and this is my personal opinion and I have the same right to say that even as I have the same right to say if I like it.
(Sep 6, 2012 at 5:40)
oh, and let's not talk about Hercules movie, ok?!
(Sep 6, 2012 at 10:10)
shut it tom
(Sep 6, 2012 at 15:00)
That was soo bad
(Sep 6, 2012 at 17:43)
Tom, just shut up, let the people have their opinion.
(May 24, 2014 at 1:45)
tom this is heaps good! what are you on about
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